MONTAGUE, Barbara Diane
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With heavy hearts we announce the passing of our Barbie on November 16th, 2012. Carrying on is her husband of 50 years Vic, who cared for her with so much love, and her boys Brent with his wife Lisa and daughter Kate, and Brian with his wife Vivian and daughters Jordyn and Sydney. Her granddaughters loved "Dabumm" so very much and they were truly her pride and joy. Barb is also survived by her loving sister Elaine (Jim), and brothers Brent (Jill) and Les; Melanie, Brian, Sean, Kate, Travis and Nicole will miss their very special aunt. Barb's life was also rich with wonderful friends and experiences from her city life and summers spent at Boundary Bay, Osoyoos and Wood Lake where she became a rowing icon in her boat Clementine. Many happy times were spent at the lake where Barb always made you feel so very welcome. Everyone else came first with Barb, and just about the only thing she ever did for herself was bravely going back to school (after raising her family) and graduating from Emily Carr School of Art to become a successful painter; her art lives on and graces the walls of corporate Vancouver. Barb lived with great love for all her family and friends, and always celebrated the specialness in each one of us. Her world came to revolve around Jordyn, Sydney, and baby Kate. They were the lights of her life and made every day for her a joy beyond measure. Dabumm was always ready with a smile, a hug, and often a chocolate chip cookie. Barb requested that there be no service but that her family and friends gather and have a party, which we will do on what would have been her 70th birthday next summer - time and place to be advised at a later date. Please, in lieu of flowers, a donation to either the Children's Hospital or the Canadian Cancer Society would be something she would have appreciated.
Published in Vancouver Sun and/or The Province from Nov. 22 to Nov. 25, 2012